Get your Kicks on Route 66

So we have been traveling with our renovated trailer for some time now, about a month in fact, and now that we have some miles on the tires and pics in the files I’d like to share some of our interesting times with you.

We left Phoenix, AZ for our favorite northern campsite in Happy Jack, on Oct. 17th, just in time to celebrate our second anniversary as married folk. It was splendid. The dogs were snuggled up with us in our now-too-small bed, the rain was coming down all throughout the day, and it was chilly enough to enjoy the cuddles from the pups all night long. The bummer of it was we found a small leak in the bathroom ceiling so I had to get up on the roof to makeshift a temporary repair. Other than that slight burr our first couple nights in the trailer went well.

Furbabies are cuddly critters.
Furbabies are cuddly critters.
As we gaze soulfully into each others eyes, we fart in harmony.
As we gaze soulfully into each others eyes, we fart in harmony.

From Happy Jack we drove to Horseshoe Bend which is just a few miles South of Page, AZ. Took some photos that people seem to like quite a bit. Emiley freaked me out by standing close to the edge of the cliff looking down onto the Colorado River. I have a recently developed fear of heights that’s growing worse as I get older. That’s because I am actually using my brain for thinking as I age, not sure what I used it for in the past. Emiley just thinks it’s fun to mess with me and watch me sweat. Anyways, after Horseshoe Bend we parked in Southern Utah at a BLM site designed for just such a purpose.

 

horseshoebendselfie
I may be smiling but that is because I am a really good actor. I broke out into a sweat taking this pic.
truckutah
You may judge the cropping of this picture as harshly as you like. I know I am.

Southern Utah was a joy to drive through as there are a few National Parks (Zion, Joshua Tree, etc.) and the rock formations/canyons are truly wonderful. One thing we noticed was there were quite a few parcels of land for sale, many with 100+ acres. Something that surprised me was the quantity of rivers/creeks. I had no idea that Southern Utah was so water rich.

The aforementioned river. Or creek. Not sure about that...
The aforementioned river. Or creek. Not sure about that…

From there we needed to replenish our batteries and take a shower so we headed up to Provo, UT where we stayed in an RV resort for a couple nights. Showers were had, food was cooked and eaten, wifi was used. It was a good time. That’s all for now, more later. I promise.

Almost as good as an AZ sunset. Almost.
Almost as good as an AZ sunset. Almost.